Officials trained in Harithamitram waste management system

Health officials and resource persons from various local agencies in Kozhikode district received hands-on training on the “Harithamitram Smart Garbage Monitoring System” on Tuesday.

Harithamitram is a waste management system that monitors the various remediation and waste management programs implemented by local agencies, ground realities, and real-time complaint handling across the state. It includes several elements such as a database based on a detailed waste distribution survey, a technician app for service providers and technicians, a customer app, another app that includes MCF details, the RRFs and the Clean Kerala Society, and a web portal that contains comprehensive data on waste management initiatives across the state.

“Even though we have made progress in the sanitation and waste management sectors in recent years, we have not been able to complete the projects,” said MP Thottathil Raveendran who inaugurated the program.

District Collector N. Tej Lohit Reddy, in his keynote address, emphasized the need for regular monitoring for effective program completion. “Today, local authorities collect household waste door-to-door. But there is no system to monitor it. Hence the importance of the Harithamitram system,” he added. Thanks to this system, the public will be able to register complaints about waste management, identify waste dumps in public places and assess their quantity.

The district panchayat chairman, Sheeja Sasi, presided over the event. District Coordinator of Haritha Keralam Mission, P. Prakashan, Deputy Coordinators of Suchitwa Mission, KP Radhakrishnan and Usha Kumari. TM, project coordinator of Keltron district, Vaishakh. B and Haritha Keralam Mission Resource Rajesh. A. talked about various aspects of the system in the training program.

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